Settling into school: pupils do best when they feel safe, connected and that they belong
Posted 13 October, 2023
Change and transition in our lives is inevitable. It comes as part of the package, a non-negotiable, something we all have to go through at different stages along our life course journey.
This is especially the case within our education system, where change and transition are marked by unavoidable rites of passage reflective of a child’s growth and development as they progress through the continuum of education in their life. Transitions in education, which reflect a child’s personal growth, occur in the in-between spaces of schooling, where children and young people learn about who they are and their place in the world around them.
A new school year marks one of the most significant periods for transitions within education each year. As parents/guardians grasp the hands of their junior infants tightly on their first day of school, there is a significant letting go for those supporting their children’s transition into post-primary education...